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  • July 25, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Should Counsel Women About Convenience and Effectiveness of Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

    Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about immediate postpartum LARC as a convenient and effective option for postpartum contraception. In a new Committee Opinion, ‘Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception’ the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends obstetric care providers counsel women on the option of immediate postpartum LARC during prenatal appointments. 

  • July 25, 2016

    Decision-Making About Birth Setting Should Reflect Current Evidence, Including Contraindications, Say ACOG Guidelines

    Women considering a planned home birth for their delivery should be medically informed about the risks and benefits associated with their decisions, says a newly revised Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Specifically, women and their health care providers should know that although planned home birth is associated with fewer maternal interventions, it is also associated with a more than twofold increased perinatal death and a threefold increased risk of neonatal seizures or serious neurologic dysfunction.

  • June 22, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Can Prevent and Manage Obstetric Lacerations During Vaginal Delivery, Says New ACOG Practice Bulletin

    Obstetrician-gynecologists should take steps to mitigate the risk of obstetric lacerations during vaginal delivery, rather than using routine episiotomy, according to a new Practice Bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Although between 53 percent and 79 percent of vaginal deliveries will include some type of laceration, most lacerations do not result in adverse functional outcomes.

  • June 22, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Can Prevent and Manage Obstetric Lacerations During Vaginal Delivery, Says New ACOG Practice Bulletin

    Obstetrician-gynecologists should take steps to mitigate the risk of obstetric lacerations during vaginal delivery, rather than using routine episiotomy, according to a new Practice Bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Although between 53 percent and 79 percent of vaginal deliveries will include some type of laceration, most lacerations do not result in adverse functional outcomes.

     

     

  • May 23, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Stress the Importance of Postpartum Care: The Fourth Trimester

    Although it is recommended that all women undergo a comprehensive visit within the first 6 weeks after birth, as many as 40% of women do not attend a postpartum visit. In order to optimize postpartum care for patients and to promote continuation of care through a woman’s lifespan, today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new Committee Opinion to guide women’s health care providers on how to best care for new mothers.

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